The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has awarded college scholarships totaling more than $7.7 million to 2,139 Santa Barbara County students for the 2022-23 academic year. Recipients were notified of their awards on Sunday, May 15.
Of the $7,700,497 awarded this year, $3,882,088 will help support students in north county communities, and $3,711,309 will help support students in south county communities. Scholarship awards for undergraduate students average $3,168. Overall (for both graduate and undergraduate students), awards average $3,600. Scholarships can be used for college, graduate, and vocational studies, including law school and medical school.
“As we have every year for the past six decades, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is making a real difference in the lives of young people in our community. We are immensely proud of our continuing efforts to help students and families afford a postsecondary education, and thank our many generous donors who make these scholarships possible,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.